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Pope, Saddened By Earthquake, Cancels Speech To Pray For Victims

Pic: ReutersPope Francis, saddened by an earthquake that struck central Italy overnight, on Wednesday canceled a speech he was to have given at his general audience and instead prayed with the crowd for victims and survivors.

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Web Expert Jailed For 39 Months For Fraud In UK

Gaurav Sachan, 31, was accused of stealing 104,581 pounds from celebrity interior designer Alison Cork.LONDON: An Indian-origin web manager charged with siphoning off over 100,000 pounds from his boss' UK-based firm was on Tuesday jailed for 39 months by a court here.

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India Floods: 22 Killed, Over 2.3 Million People Affected

Indian pedestrians walk through a flooded street at Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi PATNA: At least 22 persons have been killed while 2.37 million people affected in the Bihar floods with many areas, specially the riverine belt of 12 districts badly reeling under water in the east Indian state.

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EU Has Yet To Provide Promised 3 Billion Euro For Migrant Deal, Erdogan Says

Pic: ReutersThe European Union has to provide the 3 billion euro in funds promised to Turkey under a migrant deal, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday.

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China Denies Restricting Activities Of U.N. Rights Envoy

Pic: ReutersChina denied on Wednesday that the government had restricted the activities of a visiting United Nations-appointed human rights envoy.

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British Woman Killed, Man Hurt In Stabbings In Australia

Canberra has been increasingly concerned about extremism in the country, and in particular about home-grown radicalisation, and raised the terror threat alert level to high in September 2014.SYDNEY: A young British woman was killed and a British man critically hurt after a Frenchman allegedly stabbed three people while saying "Allahu Akbar" at an Australian backpacker's hostel, police said Wednesday.

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Strong Quake Hits Norcia In Central Italy, Brings Down Buildings

The worst hit towns were believed to be Accumoli, Amatrice, Posta and Arquata del Tronto, Cari told Reuters, adding that helicopters would be sent up at first light to assess the damage.ROME : A strong earthquake struck central Italy in the early hours of Wednesday, causing buildings to collapse "with reports of victims" and sending panicked residents fleeing into the streets of numerous towns and cities.

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Pattani Bombing: Police Chief, Senior Officers Oversee Investigations

Among the vehicles and buildings destroyed in a bomb attack in Pattani town late last night. BANGKOK: Thai police chief Gen Chaktip Chaijinda and other senior police officers have arrived in Pattani to oversee the investigation on the latest bombing incident to hit the town late Wednesday night.

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Hajj Stoning To Be Shortened After Deadly Stampede

Muslims from all around the world walk around the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque, in the Saudi city of Mecca on June 8, 2016, during the holy month of Ramadan.RIYADH: A stoning ritual which led to the deaths of about 2,300 people during last year's hajj will be more tightly controlled during next month's pilgrimage, Saudi newspapers reported on Wednesday.

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Korean Man Who Pretended To Be 'Not Korean' Gets Caught In A Series Of Embarrassing Lies

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Pabmibib thought that since he speaks very little Korean, he should pretend he is not Korean but his little white lie has backfired in a big way.

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